My sister lives out of town and my brother lives out of the country. When they come home for a visit, mom gives them the "star" treatment just as she would a guest. When it is just my parents and me, they watch a lot of tv and I usually have to wait for a commercial to say something. I am in graduate school and they really don't ask much about it ( I am part time so I only have 2 classes.). I think it is not very fun around my house. (I am not the most fun person and I lead a quiet life which I prefer. ) so they probably "perk up" a bit when my siblings come home, especially my brother who has a 1 year old. I guess I can understand that but it feels awful. Anybody out there experience the same thing?